Today's News

  • Faithful Words


     The Blessedness of the Lord’s Invitation


    “…Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb…” (See Revelation 19:9, RSV).

    To be invited means that we are remembered included, chosen, and desired. That, in itself, is a blessing. None of us wants to be left out. In Revelation we are offered the blessing of being invited to “the marriage supper of the Lamb” – the great heavenly banquet for Christ and his bride, the church.

  • On Higher Ground

    Most of us have grown up (to some degree) since high school


     “I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world” (John 17:15,18).

    I was a little wary at first. Old prejudices began to surface. Did I really want to reconnect with some of these high school classmates?  I remember what they were like back then.

  • From a Mother's Heart

    Dishonesty and deception in a form of bondage


  • Church News

    A craft and bake sale will be held at Deerfield Office parking lot on July 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Proceeds will benefit Galilee Bible Camp. Local artisans are selling items such as wooden bowls, quilt blocks, note cards, pillows, lamps, wreaths, paintings, and much more.  


    Forks Grove Baptist Church will have its monthly singing on July 17 at 6 p.m. The Fox Family will be singing.


  • Penningtons produce passing prodigies

    Footballs filled the air earlier this week during the annual Pennington Football Camp hosted by Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington and his father Elwood at Webb School of Knoxville.

    Approximately 75 boys in grades 8-12 attended the three-day camp, which is geared specifically for quarterbacks and receivers. Percentage-wise, Campbell County was as well represented as anyone, with two high school players and half a dozen middle schoolers participating.

  • Local athletes qualify for Jr. Olympics

    Half a dozen Campbell County track and field athletes will be competing for national honors next month at the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans.

    Tyler Greene, Abby Greene, Lindsay King, Michaela Smith, Gracie Faulkner and Riley Faulkner met national qualifying standards in their respective events during the Southeastern District Regionals on June 30-July 3 at the University of Tennessee.

  • Powder Mill Night Tournament winners — July 8

    Sam and Travis Richardson took 1st place honors Friday night with 16.02 lbs. of bass during a Powder Mill Night Tournament on Norris Lake. Runners-up were Barry Jackson and Ronnie Smith with 14 lbs. Third place went to Teddy and Tyler Lawson with 12.10 lbs. Travis Richardson boated the biggest bass — a 6.11 lb. largemouth.

  • Most fish being caught at night or during periods of low light on Norris

    The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Friday, July 8 was 1,020.35 feet. 

    Surface temperatures are in the low to mid-80s. The water is clear at all locations. The latest water quality report, with temperature and dissolved oxygen profile, is available at www.tnfish.org.

    Crappie fishing is best at night or during periods of low light.

  • SPORTS NOTES - July 14

     The Campbell County Soccer Association will be having fall sign-ups Saturday, July 16 at Walmart from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Jacksboro Middle School will host the annual Eagle Football Camp the week of July 18-21. Camp hours will be 6-9 p.m. Camp staff will stress blocking and tackling, as well as work at all the individual positions. The registration fee is $50. Campers should register at 5:30 p.m. on July 18 at JMS.

  • Area church builds ramps

    In the hallway of the LaFollette United Methodist Church, a bulletin board is covered with announcements. There are notices of meetings and mission work being done through out the world. However, in the upper right hand corner is a small thank you card with a sizeable message.

    “Without the help of four wonderful guys I would have never have had the joy of getting in our backyard,” Lynda Barnes penned on the inside of the card.